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Synonyms: Black Tomb
Japanese: 黒塚
English: Kurozuka
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2008 to Dec 23, 2008
Premiered: Fall 2008
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 22:00 (JST)
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, HorrorHorror, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, VampireVampire
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.891 (scored by 3086630,866 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #44352
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1881
Members: 89,980
Favorites: 295

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Beginning in 12th century Japan and finding it's way to futuristic post-apocalyptic Japan the story follows Kuro a swordsman who falls in love with Kuromitsu an immortal vampire. About to turn immortal himself Kuro is betrayed by his servant Benkei a secret member of the Red Imperial Army leaving him unconscious until he awakens in the future finding a ravaged post-nuclear Japan under control of the Red Army. Kuro is determined to take on the army and find his immortal love.

(Source: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)


Adaptation of Takashi Noguchi's manga, which itself adapts Baku Yumemakura's supernatural romance novel.

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Park, Romi


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Irino, Miyu


Nakata, Jouji


Kuwashima, Houko

Yokoyama, Hiroaki



Fujita, Toshiko


Miki, Shinichiro


Fujiwara, Keiji


Inoue, Kazuhiko


Araki, Tetsurou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Series Composition
Ishizuka, Atsuko
Episode Director, Storyboard
Itou, Tomohiko
Episode Director, Storyboard
Hirao, Takayuki
Episode Director, Storyboard


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"SYSTEMATIC PEOPLE" by WAGDUG FUTURISTIC UNITY featuring Maximum the Ryou-kun (Maximum the Hormone)

Jan 10, 2009
Archaeon (All reviews)
It's often strange how some anime can divide opinions on how good it actually is, and the reasons for these divided opinions are often logical and plausible. In the case of Kurozuka however, there is a definite misinterpretation of the story as a whole.

Kurozuka began life as a novel written by Yumemakura Baku, which was later illustrated by Noguchi Takashi in manga form. The manga was serialized in Super Jump magazine from 2003 to 2006, before being turned into an anime by Madhouse in 2008.

The story in Kurozuka is where many of the divided opinions stem from. Many people consider the story to be confusing, read more
Dec 30, 2008
SilentMuse (All reviews)
The animation seems to overpower an exaggerated plot. Viewers who crave cyberpunk animations consisting of time lapses and vicious fight scenes will have a pleasant taste out of this series. Yet there is much of the plot that may leave the audience hungry. Once you take a bite out of my review, you'll understand what I mean.

~[ S T O R Y ]~ [6]
Kurozuka focuses on the concept of immortality along with the quest for the meaning of mortality. Initially, I had assumed a vampiric aspect came into play [Kuromitsu sucking blood for example]. As the series progressed, the aspect grew more scientific. Here we read more
Jan 11, 2009
Master10K (All reviews)
Kurozuka is a lot of things but for the most part it’s a Seinen, Historical, Sci-fi, Action anime jam packed full of high-octane Rated-18 action to please action lovers. However like most series, this one starts of grand but eventually wanes as it progresses.

It begins with the main protagonist, Kurou being pursued for reasons not explained and one intense action sequence later, he and his companion seek shelter in some mysterious woman’s home. Kurou soon develops feelings for this woman named Kuromitsu but soon after he discovers her dirty little secret. Another insanely gruesome action sequence later and the real story begins, as Kurou embarks read more
Nov 5, 2014
GonWithARose (All reviews)
“Majestic, bizarre, violent and dark. A surreal and poetic journey that turns into something more profound than what it looks like”


-STORY: 8-
"KUROZUKA" it’s a well-founded and rich story. Its narrative could divide people, some by saying it’s boring and unadorned –or complicated- and by others –like me- saying that is meaningful, metaphorical and gorgeous.

The story of this show could be like a stream, whether it calls you, takes you and embraces you leading you swiftly –although, trough some “what the hell is happening here?” moments- across the tale or it rejects you for it isn’t a plain and simple story of vampires read more

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